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Wednesday 29th June 2022 – Bowls – Knutsford Rex v Northwich Weaver Probus
Although the day started with sunshine the forecast was for heavy showers. The Knutsford Bowling Club green was looking in excellent condition and a good afternoons bowling was anticipated against the members of Weaver Probus.
The first half was played in sunshine with a occasional showers and most matches were very competitive. As the second half started ominous clouds accumulated and eventually the rain started. It then looked to have eased so the bowling could resume but it was not long before the heavy rain restarted with a vengeance. It was obvious that the amount of rain on the green was going to finish the match and so the captains agreed to tot up the points for the eventual result. As the points were added the result was announced, Knutsford Rex 87 Weaver Probus 85. Lucky Knutsford?
Thursday 23rd June 2022 – Club Meeting – Speaker, John Miller, who gave a talk entitled ‘A life at the BBC (Part 2)
John subtitled his talk, ‘The show must go on – On the road with the BBC…’. John spoke about his time as the BBC’s Corporate exhibitions manager, putting together continuous daily stage shows at both indoor and outdoor live events. Later, as a freelance, John produced shows for a number of other mainly BBC-related companies. The talk was accompanied with dozens of photographs from the era.
Wednesday 22nd June – Bowls – Knutsford Rex v Tatton Probus
The “local derby” was played on a beautiful summers day and all bowlers were looking forward to some friendly sport. The match is always competitive but in the most friendly way as many of the bowlers are well known to each other. In the end it was the Rex bowlers that came out on top by 99 points to 80.
Next Wednesday, 29th June Knutsford Rex are at home on their Knutsford Bowling Club green to Weaver Probus, commencing at 2pm.
Wednesday 15th June 2022 – Summer Lunch – Deanwater Hotel
Thirty six members and guests attended the annual summer lunch at the Deanwater Hotel near Wilmslow. The party thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon which had been missed over the past two years due to the Covid pandemic. Thanks go to Dennis Duffill for organising the successful event.
Tuesday 14th June – Bowls – Northwich Probus v Knutsford Rex Probus
Northwich play their home games at the beautiful setting of Great Budworth Bowling Club. The matches are played with a 10:00am start on what was probably the best morning of the summer so far. Northwich prefer to play the shorter match format to that normally played by Knutsford. The format however was no advantage to the home side as the Knutsford visitors took an impressive 66 to 25 victory.
Next Wednesday Knutsford Rex entertain Tatton Probus at their home green at Knutsford Bowling Club, 2pm start.
Thursday 10th June – Club Meeting – Speaker, David Simmons, who gave a talk entitled ‘Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown’.
David outlined Eric Brown’s life and legendary career as the Navy’s Chief Test Pilot where he played a key role in the design and flight-testing of an entire generation of aircraft. His fearlessness and ability to remain calm in the face of danger pushed the boundaries of landing faster and heavier aircraft on aircraft carriers. His wartime experiences were fraught with danger and his fluency in German resulted in him helping to liberate Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and interrogating Hermann Goering and other members of the Nazi regime. A remarkable life.
Wednesday 9th June 2022 – Bowls – Church Hulme Probus v Knutsford Rex Probus
Knutsford Rex bowlers travelled to the beautiful surroundings of Cranage Bowling Club to play their friends from Church Hulme Probus. On a beautiful sunny day and a green in tip top condition the anticipation of a enjoyable contest was high. An exciting contest followed and when all points were totted up Church Hume beat Rex by 102 points to 91. For sure all returned home in good spirit after an afternoon of sport.